Decision Support Systems

Decision Support Systems

John Wang (Montclair State University, USA) and David Radosevich (Montclair State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-677-8.ch009
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Over the four decades of its history, decision support systems (DSSs) have moved from a radical movement that changed the way information systems were perceived in business, to a mainstream commercial information technology movement that all organizations engage. This interactive, flexible, and adaptable computer-based information system derives from two main areas of research: the theoretical studies of organizational decision making done at the Carnegie Institute in the 1950’s and early 1960’s as well as the technical work on interactive computer systems which was mainly performed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Keen & Morton, 1978).

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